Monday, May 26, 2008

another one finished!

Here is my latest, so far titled "Green Stripe Quilt". Plus a couple of details so you can see the fabrics because they just don't photograph well from far away. The blocks are, from irght to left, Ohio Star (I like that block, it is pretty mindless), pinwheel, flying geese, Jacob's Ladder (that is my husband's name, it ends up in a lot of quilts, Four pointed star, Sunshine and Shadows and King's Highway.
The border is the twirly leaves from the large triangle of the leftmost flying geese block.

I originally sewed them together with the sunshine and shadows block next to the Ohio Star. When I showed everyone the completed top, it looked unbalanced. Fortunately, switching that row with the pinwheels fixed everything. I don't dread taking seams out as much as I used to!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

more things to learn

This picture is one of my favorite places: Bar M Dude ranch near Pendleton, Or.

I have learned another thing: French Dressing is not French. Italian and Russian are suspect also. I'm wondering about the origins of Russian Roulette. Shall I find out anything else for you?

My favorite trivia:

Which is the northermost state?




(Thanks to my friends in Alaska for that one. There is your hint for some of the answers.)

Name six state capitols between the meridian running through Los Angeles and the International Date Line. (This question has been modified several times thanks to the amateur lawyers I have met.)

Which continent is in all four hemispheres?

How many times can you fold a napkin in half? (no accordion folds)

Now go do it.

If you were (in a perfect world) to shoot a bullet through your folded napkin, how many holes would you have?

I'm going to have to find some more trivia or different friends.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


The one whose hands and feet are moving too fast for the eye to see is now a blue belt. She took some time off to be on the school track team (she said the best part was the camaraderie), and now she is working on the next belt.
As you can see, she is not a) all grown up b) completely serious c) both.